Chief Learning Officer

“Building Fourth Dimension Leaders” – July, 2013 In June 2001, Tropical Storm Allison laid waste to Houston. That October, Ron Girotto, The Methodist Hospital System’s former COO and CFO, came out of retirement to serve as interim president and CEO, a post made permanent a year later. So began a 10-year journey to repair the Methodist Hospital System, an academic medical center and health system that now includes five facilities in four Houston-area communities with more than 13,000 employees. Girotto concentrated his reconstruction efforts on the Methodist culture and its underlying values. Known as “a hospital with a soul,” its mission statement is centered on serving people in a “spiritual environment of caring.” Girotto said focusing on the system’s core values would result in the workforce alignment and commitment necessary for success. This focus exemplifies a fourth dimension of...

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PennEnergy

Preparing today’s graduates to contribute on day one at the job July 25, 2013 By Bruce Bullock Director, Maguire Energy Institute – Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business The first year of a unique new energy program at SMU Cox School of Businessrecently ended. It is designed to prepare students to face the challenges of today’s global energy industry beginning with their first day on the job. The new undergraduate energy program supplements the student’s major – accounting, finance, engineering, geology, economics, marketing – and other disciplines of interest to the industry with specific energy industry coursework. This is meant to build the student’s industry acumen “from the drill tip to the burner tip.” The concentration provides a real- world foundation across a broad range of energy related industry segments, including oil and gas, energy finance, power generation, and renewables. The concentration consists of four courses...

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Neighbors Go!

“Students Complete SMU Cox Executive Education Summer Business Institute” – July 10, 2013   Read...

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Training Magazine

“Filling the Hispanic Leadership Gap” – June 19, 2013 A recent analysis by HR consulting firm PDI suggests that although Hispanic managers reach mid-level management positions faster than their non-Hispanic peers, they are slower to climb to higher levels. By Frank Lloyd, Associate Dean, Executive Education, Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business Although the U.S. Hispanic market—47 million strong—represents the nation’s largest ethnic minority, gaps in representation continue to exist within U.S. companies. Hispanic managers are significantly underrepresented in executive and senior executive positions. Read...

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SMU.edu

“SMU Cox students lend a helping hand at the North Texas Food Bank for the Meal4Kids program” – June 13, 2013   Read...

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